Design and implementation of a p2p contracting overlay

Çelebi, Remzi
Today, with widespread use of Internet in many areas, the common procedures frequently encountered in business life such as contracting and negotiation need to be automated. The distributed structure of the Internet and the difficulty of resources dispersed on one center makes such a system to have a distributed architecture . In this study, for first time, automatization of a contracting form through business processes was proposed and was carried out. A peer to peer process contracting overlay what we call Peer-Con is developed. The system is an extension of Java Agent Development Framework (JADE) and uses IEEE Foundation for Intelligent Physical Agents (FIPA) Agent Communication Language (ACL) standard. Cost aware flexible representation of process capabilities; description of an operator to decide on whether given capabilities turnout to an agreement or not and self organization of peer connectivity for better contracting performance are distinguishing features of the system. The system can easily be adapted to different domains while the core functionality remains the same. Practical use of Peer-Con is shown by two applications from different domains; Driving Route Calculation on Web Maps and Digital Signal Processing Module (DSPM) product planning domain.


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Citation Formats
R. Çelebi, “Design and implementation of a p2p contracting overlay,” M.S. - Master of Science, Middle East Technical University, 2009.